Frontier Communications (Rochester, NY) and Telstra Inc. (San Francisco, CA) have announced a 30-month, $20 million network services agreement. Under the agreement, Frontier's Carrier Services group will provide network services to the U.S. subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Ltd., the Australian full-service carrier.
Frontier will provide Telstra with domestic data and voice services, all carried on the Frontier Optronics Network, a 20,000-route mile, fiber-optic, redundant ring network. The network currently connects over 120 U.S. metropolitan areas. Telstra also will use Frontier uCommand, the company's Web-based network management tool, which puts customers in control with real-time access to Frontier's service management and switching systems.
--Edited by Susan Fogarty